At 65 she took up pole vaulting. At 85 she is breaking records!

Track and field athlete Flo Filion Meiler is breaking records at the tender age of 85. Since retiring at 65, Flo trains and competes in various events – including pole-jumping. “I did see some ladies doing the pole vault. And they weren't going very high. And I said to myself, ‘Wow, that looks like it could be very challenging. I want to try that,” she said. 

The Vermont resident has traveled around the world to compete. She won five gold medals and a two silver medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor in Poland last year, AND recently set a world record in the 4X200 relay! 

This octogenarian isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Flo is proud of her accomplishments and her age. Now that’s she’ll be competing in the 85-89 year old bracket, the athlete said it gives her chance to break more records. “If the good Lord gives me my health maybe I'll keep going until 100,” she says.

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